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to protect the people and the environment. pope francis indicated he will build a closer relationship with followers, raising expectations for reform within the catholic church. >>> an american educated i.t. manager will become the prime minister for the opposition in syria. ghassan hitto lived in the u.s. for decades but now he will govern parts of syria controlled by rebel forces. members of the syrian national coalition met in istanbul, turkey. they voted to elect hitto who moved to turkey last year to help coordinate the opposition. the coalition plans to launch an interim government for northern syria which is under rebel control. 70,000 syrians have died in two years of fighting between rebels and president bashar al assad's forces. analysts say some in the coalition see hitto as an outsider. they also doubt rebel groups which are not part of the coalition will accept an interim government. >>> u.s. military leaders are showing off some high-tech hardware they could use against north korea. pilots taking part in a joint exercise with south korea are flying missions using b-52 bo
water. environment minister peter altmaier says the government will form a panel to review the plan. members will include people from environmental groups and religious organizations. they'll draw up guidelines to help the government choose a candidate site by the end of 2015. they're going to reconsider gorleben as a possible location for the nuclear waste. >>> german leaders are also working to shut down the plants that churn out that waste. they want all of their country's nuclear reactors to be offline by 2022. the accident at japan's fukushima daiichi plant encouraged their decision. as nhk world shows us, the decommissioning process is long and dangerous. >> reporter: the nuclear plant was once a source of power for homes across the eastern part of germany. 1 in 10 households got their energy from the complex. the plant began operations in 1973. it generated energy for about 20 years. in 1990, safety concerns prompted the government to order all five reactors to be shut down. crews started the decommissioning process five years later. it took them another ten years to remove a
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